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in the northbound lanes. this traffic report is brought to you by toyota. an important message for toyota. please visit toyota.com. back over to you. >> sharon, thank you. >>> today is the official mail in your census form day. with less than 12 hours to go, some people are rushing to get them in, including president obama, who was seen here filling out his form this morning. andrea fujii explains why this is so important. >> the census only happens once every 10 years. and with that, the federal government divvies up money. >> reporter: census workers would like to say all of these people are mailing in their census forms. but so far, only 45% of baltimore residents have done so. >> oh. is this the last day? >> yeah. >> oh. i didn't know that. >> reporter: but luckily, ruby smith was already on her way to send hers in. about $400 billion is at stake for maryland, money that will go to fund public schools, senior centers, and public works projects. it will also determine maryland's seats in the house of representatives. >> reporter: baltimore firefighters are also urging people to send in their c
hoveround collapsible grabber. call the number on your screen. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus, the suv that failed safety tests performed by "consumer reports" magazine. >> the automaker says it will fix stability control systems for the lexus gx-460 and similar models sold worldwide. the magazine told consumers not to buy that car after tests showed the suv was at risk of rollover accidents. the automaker says the gx-460 needs new stability control software. >> been a tough few months for toyota and as expected the company has agreed to pay a record $16 million fine to federal regulators while trying to repair its reputation. >> as diana alvear reports the fine is a big setback for the automaker. >> reporter: toyota's safety crisis has already cost the carmaker millions in lost revenue. now it will pay millions more in a civil fine levied by the national highway traffic safety administration. toyota has agreed to pay $16.4 million, the maximum penalty allowed under u.s. law. on its website the company said, we have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant
>> couric: tonight, oh, what a feeling. toyota and the u.s. auto industry are back in the fast lane, and the advertising and broadcasting industries are hitchin' a ride. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a shiny new apple. we'll show you what the ipad can do. will it be the next must-have electronic ganlet? and a new kind of negative campaigning. candidates not only tar but avatar their opponents. >> i say, california, let me take you for a ride. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's been a long, windy, and bumpy road for the u.s. auto industry, but the ride is suddenly getting much smoother. carmakers rolled out their latest sales numbers today, and most are showing a big improvement. ford's sales were up 43% last month. toyota, despite the recall crisis, up 35%. and g.m. sales jumped 21%. but chrysler is still struggli struggling. sales there fell 8%. to win back customers, the carmakers spent more than $2700 per vehicle on incentives like low-interest financ
about claims he doesn't live in baltimore. >>> next good news for toyota, how new discounts and incentives >>> toyota sales are soaring in the u.s. and crude oil prices are rising. robert gray reports. >>> still more firing than hiring. pay roll company adp saying the private sector dropped 23,000 jobs in march, a gain was expected. the government releases the big march jobs report on friday. >>> the dow dipping 50 points but stocks are hot. blue chips rising 5% and march 4% for the first quarter. good news for toyota reporting a 40% jump in sales this month compared to last year. discounts and incentives paying off. >>> boeing expecting financial hits from the financial cut. it's expected to take a cut to cover expected loss from the health insurance. >>> oil settling at a 17 month high, back above $83 a barrel after gaining more than a drar idollarin today's trading. president obama announces that he wants to open up big chunks of the east coast and gulf of mexico to offshore drilling. that is business, i'm robert gray. >>> coming up a legal battle between the father of a
in redskins park. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> j.c. campbell is no longer a free agent. carolina, buffalo, oakland, they are the possible trade partners. anthony bryant was also signed. haynesworth was still a no-show at redskins park. he is a very real draft day candidate. i think the redskins will take trent williams. ben roethlisberger burke will not face criminal charges. the district attorney said he did not have enough evidence to convict -- to convince jurors that a sexual assault had occurred. the wizards and knickerbockers tonight, the final road game of the season. this gives washington a 810- point lead late. -- a 10-point lead late. the neckar barker's beat the wizards tonight. the nationals were in philadelphia for their home opener, and the nationals gave up seven on answered runs. this is chase utley. if it is fair, it is trouble. it hits the foul pole for a two-run home run. the phillies have their best start since 1993. the plight of the day, look at coral crawford. that is a phenomenal grabbed. crawford went
. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. >>> toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports" identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. >>> we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eigh
their sales. and in spite of recent bad publicity, toyota is on that list. chris bury has e >> reporter: for all its recent troubles, the massive recalls, the public relations fiascos, the embarrassment of having executives hauled before congress, toyota enjoyed sizzling sales last month. up 41% over last year. the big reason, generous incentives that lured back customers. >> it's clear that there are a lot of loyal toyota customers out there that were ready and willing to take advantage of these incentives once toyota put them in place. >> reporter: toyota fought its image battles with an aggressive advertising campaign. >> we want to believe that we can always be better. >> reporter: the biggest incentives in toyota history -- nearly $2,300 per vehicle -- helped turn around two straight months of declining sales. and american carmakers were on a hot streak too. >> the rebates are great, the finance rates are wonderful, and people are realizing that ford has got the car. >> reporter: at ford, sales were up nearly 40%. gm up 22%. chrysler, still struggling, posted an 8% decline. america
. >>> also in new york, a 78-year-old man is blaming his toyota for a crash that left him and his wife on top of two unoccupied cars. now, the driver says his accelerator stuck causing his car to slam into two curbs and then land on top of two other vehicles. toyota, however, suggests driver error is to blame. investigators are now trying to determine the cause. >>> and alaska state troopers will present an award to buddy the german shepherd for his heroic actions. dash cam video shows the canine guide police to his owner's property which was engulfed in flame. thanks to his help the owner only suffered minor burns. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that really is a buddy, huh? >> absolutely incredible. i love it. >> we've had so many stories where these pets are like super pets. >> that was the proof in the pudding. that was fantastic. >> absolutely. >> let's talk about the severe weather. yesterday was a dangerous day in colorado, kansas, and northern texas. that was day one of what's going b
its four core brands, buick, gmc, chevrolet, and cadillac, were up 43%. even recall-plagued toyota saw a strong rebound in sales after it offered 0% financing. >> i need to get the customers back into the showrooms to kick the tires again, and nothing like putting some cash out to do that. >> reporter: detroit is coming off its worst year in a quarter century. fiewrg than 10.5 million vehicles were sold in this country last year, but analysts are now forecasting sales cowed bounce back to more than 12 million this year, if the promising trends continue. that would be a healthy number for the industry, but well below the 16 million sold in 2007. but analysts see a key economic indicator here, in the junk yard. for the first time on record, the number of vehicles americans are buying has fallen well below the numbers sent to the scrapheap. >> it's pretty rare. we've been tracking these numbers since 1948. and it's the first decline we've ever seen. >> reporter: that means fewer cars on the road. to automakers, that's a sign pent-up demand is building. and that's why they're forecasting a
insisting the vehicle is safe. we'll tell you what else toyota is saying that moment. >>> two of al qaeda's leaders taken out during a u.s. raid north of baghdad. we'll tell you what the sign of strength might mean for u.s. troops in the region. >>> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. the conversation is ongoing right now. we would like to hear from you about anything in the news. go to cnn.com/amfix. we'll be reading your comments throughout the morning. >>> first though, the volcano eruption is getting stronger this morning sending a new plume of ash 15,000 feet into the sky. fr forecasters say it's spreading over the u.k. and could complicate flights this morning, especially in london. europe's air traffic agency says less than a third of flights scheduled to take off yesterday actually got off the ground. millions are still stranded on both sides of the atlantic and thousands living out of carry on bags at airports all over the board sharing soap and living off of in-flight snacks. the state department says 40,000 americans are stuck in great britain alone. rob marciano has the
and the government's response. a truck bomb killed 168 people on this date in 1995. >>> toyota agreed today to pay a record $16 million fine to the transportation department. the government said toyota hid problems with sticky accelerators for months. toyota said it will pay the fine to get the matter behind it. but the company denies it broke any law. >>> republicans aren't beating around the bush anymore. they say flat out they will filibuster new rules for the nation's financial system. gop senators contend the legislation would lead to more bank bailouts and they back a crackdown on derivatives. that's news. derivatives, the speculatives investments at the heart of the meltdown. >> as a general rule, i think we ought to improve the current system which everyone seems to feel is falling short. exactly how that will be done we'll leave to the experts on the banking committee who can hopefully work that part of it out on a bipartisan basis. >> the white house announced president obama will travel to new york on thursday to press for wall street reforms. >>> we'll bring you more on the volcanic as
off before the end of june. >>> toyota is recalling its lexus gx 460 suv to fix those stability control problems. that is the model consumer reports warned consumers not to buy two weeks ago. their tests showed the suv skidded out of control during sharp turns. toyota is offering to update the stablts control software in the lexus and land cruiser model. >>> last year's cyber attack on google put the private information of millions at risk. intruders from china broke into systems giving access to multiple google services with just one logon. the passwords of gmail users were not involved. but still, the information may help hackers find other vulnerabilities at google. >> it sounds like google wasn't the only company hit. numerous others had the same problem. >>> coming up on this tuesday morning, an overnight earthquake area not used to shaking ground. >>> plus, we will visit the top of the iceland volcano, covering parts of that nation in a thick layer of ash. >>> and one of apple's most closely-guarded secrets, left behind in a bar. >>> now, for a look at morning road conditi
out. people were willing to overlook a lot of the problems at toyota. instead, they wanted a bargain. because of the toyota deals their sales were up 41%. ford wasn't far behind, up a strong 40%. gm gained 21% over last year. chrysler, however, still struggling, finishing the month down 8% overall. >>> we switch gears to the remains of that massive rain storm that hit the east coast this week. president obama made a surprise drop-in visit today to a massachusetts emergency response center in framingham, mass, where they've been dealing with flooding and trying to help the many people who lost so much throughout new england. big parts of southern new england are struggling with flood levels that haven't been seen in over 100 years. julie martin from the weather channel with us again tonight from rhode island. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the rivers are receding, but the worries are rising tonight in rhode island. we are still dealing with contaminated water, closed roadways and now compromised structures. this is the laurel avenue bridge in coventry. officials tell
if they cost more? it worked with cigarettes. toyota has done a lot of research and a lot of work, and we've been open 24 hours a day -- 7 days a week. and we've made a tremendous amount of progress. you know, safety and reliability is top priority. i mean i got a family, too. i got a mother, a grandmother, kids, and we all drive in these cars. i am 100% confident in the product. [ male announcer ] we're grateful to technicians like ronny who are helping us provide you with safe and reliable vehicles. for more information, please visit toyota.com. where's my car? where's my car?!!!! where are you?! arghhh... (announcer) dr. scholl's massaging gel insoles give you outrageous comfort, all-day-guaranteed. woah. it's not too far... (announcer) are you gellin'? dr. scholl's. [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced ch
buried the lead, because there's big news about toyota. >> the toyota news, this is an estimate. it's estimated that their sales went up 37 percent year over year. megyn: how can that be? >> i think that's a great question. you know, they had all these impairments, right? bad publicity, having to recall cars. guess what, toyota customers are loyal, what's more, they're getting a lot of incentive money to buy. there have been fantastic deals in the marketplace consumers turn on to, whether it's zero percent financing, money back offers, you name it, it's out there. as one analyst put it to they, maybe it's not the best deal in the world but the consumers hear it and they think it is so they make buying decisions anyway. megyn: well, that's good news for toyota at least, gerry willis, thank you very much. >> my pleasure. megyn: new reaction coming in from conservative author karl rove, fox news contributor, about the run-in with the ladies in pink. you may have seen the confrontation at a rove book signing in california, hecklers from the left wing antiwar group code pink was armed wi
surged last month led by toyota, the embattled automaker's sales soared 41% thanks to its most generous incentives ever. overall sales were the highest since cash for clunkers. ford up 40%, gm rose 22% but chrysler slipped 8%. >>> quiet overseas stock markets. tokyo's nikkei average gained nearly 0.4% today, however, markets are closed in hong kong and also in london. wall street will be closed today, awell. however, the dow did gain 70 points yesterday and the nasdaq added almost 5 points. >>> well, the wait is almost over. the ipad finally goes on sale tomorrow morning at 9:00 and if you're hoping to get your hands on one you may want to get in line early. at least one analyst expects them to be sold out by the afternoon. the early reviews are certainly adding to the growing frenzy, though. >> it might replace your kindle. it might replace your portable game machine and it might replace your laptop. the company has lived up tomost of the hype. >> i think we're going to have something replace with what we do with computers and the ipad really given apple's track record has as good a sh
the winter blues. toyota, ford, honda and gm all reported huge gains over this time last year. ford and toyota reported gains over 40% whilegm and honda reported sales increases of 20%. chrysler was the one big automaker to report bad news as sales falling about 8%. j.d. power and associates estimates that overall vehicle sales in the u.s. rose 23% in march. >>> ahead on "news4 at 4:00," need information online? topeka it. >> we will tell you why google decided to change its name. >>> more than obvious chemicals in pesty tides around your house that could poison your pet. >> don't forget about twitter and facebook. we are always posting updates and breaking news. you can find us on both sites by searching "news4 at 4:00." >>> if you have been on google today, you may have noticed that the popular search engine changed its name to topeka, as in topeka, kansas. officials at google, now to pea can a, say it was difficult to give up the hugely recognizable google brand but popular search engine is transitioning to this new name. if you are falling for this, you forget this is april fool
. down 8% compared to march of '09, with us, gerri willis. >> for toyota it was terrible. can you imagine worse headlines? they came back with incentives. if you bought a toyota you might get cash back or zero percent financing. you will see it show up in the earnings numbers. >> shepard: why are ford and gm up so much? >> they played the incentive games but ford extended product line and they have a lot of cars. you knew them for trucks. the ford f150 but taurus, fiesta, fusion, they have new versions and people are responding. mileage is up too. 40mpg. >> shepard: on what? >> on the taurus and the fiesta. >> shepard: that's a high number. >> big numbers and people are responding. >> shepard: what's wrong with chrysler? >> they didn't do incentives. >> shepard: are they in trouble? >> they have been for a long time. >> shepard: real trouble? >> they've lagged and they've gotten smaller. you wouldn't recognize them at all. they have had a hard time with the incentive game. >> shepard: i never heard about mercedes and bmw. they're working on a different crowd? >> everybody was up across th
to make this number go up... and help this one go down. v8. what's your number? honda accord and toyota camry stand behind their powertrain for up to 60,000 miles. chevy malibu stands behind theirs for up to 100,000 miles. which makes it pretty clear whose standing out front. a consumers digest "best buy" two years running. chevy malibu. compare it to anyone and may the best car win. now, qualified lessees get a low mileage lease on this 2010 malibu ls for around $199 a month. call for details. see your local chevy dealer. some people like to pretend... a flood could never happen to them... and that their homeowners insurance... protects them. it doesn't. stop pretending. it can happen to you. protect your home with flood insurance. call the number on your screen... for your free brochure. best news on the job front in years. but with unemployment still near 10%, the president admitted today's march job report is a small step forward. savannah guthrie and ron brownstein is joining us. the president was looking on the bright side but they don't want to go out too far. everyone remembers
. >> other stories new this morning at 14 minutes past the hour. toyota's faulty gas pedals bring on the largest fine ever imposed to the auto industry. the automaker is expected to agree to pay the government more than $16 million for waiting four months before reporting problems. >> you'll love this. five major airlines backing off plans to charge passengers for carry-on bags. spirit airlines recently announced a $45 fee to store bags, yes, in the overhead bins. chuck schumer got involved. he got delta and jetblue to promise they will not follow suit. he is meeting with spirit's ceo tomorrow. >> we actually had him on the show and talking about that whole thing and christina did a little breakdown of what you're getting when you fly these days. >> unbelievable. >> but we're talking about goldman sachs and the sec accusing this huge bank of fraud. >> a fraud charge for goldman sachs, a company that has minted money over the past 15 months, a company that took bailout money over a year ago, now charged with fraud by the sec. this story is just getting started. the drama started to
. tomorrow -- five weeks. tomorrow will see the key march employment numbers come out, and toyota sales are booming in japan, up 50% last month. ford sales in china and local partners there, they jumped about 84% in the first quarter. let's get to eric bolling from fbn. what's going on here? >> well, initial claims which is the weekly number, they dropped 6,000 so that means 6,000 fewer people than the last week applied for unemployment insurance. that's the good news. a little bit more good news, tomorrow it looks like most analysts and most economists expect jobs to be created for the month of march. that's only the second time a month had job creation and last time was a year ago march, 64,000 jobs were created, and we've seen just month after month of job losses. so tomorrow the expectation is anywhere between 175,000 jobs created and 200,000 jobs created. the other piece of good news. now a little bit of the bad news, a lot of that job creation tomorrow ising with attributed -- being attributed to two major factors. number one, the census. the census has hired hundreds and hundreds
out, please turn out the lights. toyota is closing the only auto assembly plant in california. the plant was a joint venture between general motors and toyota. gm announced last year it is withdrawing from the partnership. the closure leaves 4700 workers out of work. toyota's california plant relied on a state-wide network of suppliers. many of their workers also facing a new existence today. one of those suppliers is injex, award winning plastics company. >> right now i am putting together the termination packets for non-union employees. i put my label on my own termination packet. i think among the employees that have been here for years and years, and this has been the only job some of them have ever had. so them not working now, how are they going to support their families. >> general motors has just released its sales figures for march. they're up by 21% over the same month a year ago. the carmaker credits a strong demand for redesigned vehicles. it is also likely attractive incentives lure buyers back to the showrooms. >>> we know scott roader is going to pri or but for
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you. for all of toyota's problems the reports of sudden acceleration, the recalls of millions of vehicles. tonight, a brighter spot for the japanese automaker. it reports u.s. sales sored last month in response to some unprecedented discounts to try to win back its customers. gerri willis from the fox business network is live with us to take us through the numbers. >> let's start with toyota. that's how were talking about up 41% in terms of march sales mostly because of big-time incentives they gave despite headlines, despite the recalls. ford, too, doing really well here, up 40% in sales. ford could claim that it has some new brands that they are repromoting, in cars, rather than trucks. big change there g.m., up 21%. but if you back out the old lines that they are getting rid of, pontiac and saturn, they were up 43%. really good month for them. but chrysler, the one outlier here down 8%. having a hard time keeping up with all this money being thrown at consumers. they are really having more of a struggle than any other automaker. >> shepard: obviously the bigger the discount
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money. i was fascinated to see this associated press poll, it was taken back in march when toyota was sort of at the height of what was happening to it. people were asked if they favor u.s. vehicles or asian vehicles. 46% of people favored asian people in 2006. look at how those numbered changed in march, 38% favor american vehicles, 33% favor asian vehicles. it's a rise of nine points for american vehicles but a drop of 13 for asian vehicles. is that a reflection of toyota's woes or are people coming back around? >> that is a remarkable finding. a year ago nobody could have predicted it would show results like that. toyota is bringing down some of the other japanese brands a little bit. it is bringing down honda and nissan a little bit. the other thing going on, the american cars are getting better. >> let's look at some of those. the ford fusion, the 2010 motor trend car of the year. >> this is a great car. this is the type of cars they neglected for a long time. a mainstream family car, they forgot about in favor of suvs. it is a terrific car. >> the mustang? >> we have muscle
. >> other big stories we're keeping an eye on today. toyota followed by the word recall. you've been hearing that over the past weeks and months. they're recalling the lexus gx 460. technicians will upgrade the stability control software. a week ago today it was "consume are reports" that rated the gx 460 a rare don't buy. its test which is are now confirmed by toyota, show the suv could tip over in certain situations. >>> sweeping immigration bill is now on the governor's desk in arizona. she is expected to sign it. the legislature gave final approval monday for this. the bill requires police to stop anyone they suspect is in the country illegally and check for documentation. critics calling it mandatory racial profiling. >> our number one obligation is government. it's not the education or the health or other aspects of our daily lives, but it's the protection of life, liberty and property. >> you will have neighbors perhaps turning against neighbors, friends against friends and family against family. >> tony harris, he was talking to both sides in this arizona immigration debate. you can
will steer the space program into a new direction. >>> toyota says it will now test all its sports utility models after "consumer reports" tests showed a lexus was at risk of rollover accidents. toyota immediately stopped selling the lexus gx-460. >>> finally this half hour, shifting your brain into high gear by working up a sweat. high school students discovered they think better after a workout. >> that's why for many kids gym now comes as first class. david wright reports. >> reporter: at naperville central high school west of chicago, kids who struggle in math and reading go to gym class first. >> what we're trying to do here is we're trying to jump start their brains. the very first class of the day is physical education, absolutely. >> reporter: at naperville, exercise isn't confined to the gym. there are bikes and balls right in the classroom. scientists say naperville is on to something. at the university of illinois, dr. charles hillman's research shows after a 30-minute stint on the treadmill, students actually do up to 10% better at problem solving. >> it's good for attention. i
. >>> and toyota is recalling thousands of suvs to update stability software after concerns it could roll over in sharp turns. now back to "mcveigh tapes." >>> it's just 24 hours after the bombing of the murrah building, and timothy mcveigh is sitting quietly in a perry, oklahoma, jail cell. he's not being held in connection with the vicious act that killed 168 people just the day before, but rather for misdemeanor charges. an international manhunt is issued for two affects, john doe number 1, and john doe number 2. several witnesses claim to have seen a second man in the ryder truck prior to the bombing. as this is happens, mcveigh is biding his time, waiting to see how long it will take for authorities to figure out who he really is. >> while mcveigh's in prison in this little relative ocean of solitude, you know, just waiting for something to happen, the rest of the country is just uptight, in knots, wondering, is there going to be another attack? people are wondering, is this somebody from the middle east? who could do this? >> fbi agents comb the debris for clues to who could have been be
for "minding your business." toyota is temporarily such as pending sales of its lexus gs-460, the automaker promising to get to the bottom of a safety po tenial problem. there is an increased rollover risk making turns. toyota is asking lexus dealers to stop selling the vehicle until the problem is identified and corrected. >> we heard that story yesterday, and toyota did not have a response yesterday but they're weighing in on it. facebook, meanwhile, launching its redesign safety center. you know, facebook has been the subject of a lot of attention when it comes to how to police this, how to keep sex offenders off of these sites. they have new tools for parents, teens, teachers and police to deal with threats. the changes come the day after facebook officials met with child advocacy groups who have been pushing for something like a panic button that users can use or push it to report problems. >>> and speaking of the internets -- you hate to do it. >> internets. >> i like to this, throw that out. it's a pain in the neck to remember mixed case, upper, lower, a number or symbol. changing pa
know. it's the volkswagen polo, so who it beat or what it beat is the toyota prius, the mercedes e class and winner for world performance car, so that's probably performance car, it's the audi rv-10. that's probably if you were on a racetrack or really into feeling not necessarily the value. best green car, volkswagen's passat and the polo. i'll try to get more on exactly what they're looking for there. >>> you probably know if you go to a drive-through, you can get a big mac, a coffee, you can get a beer if you're so inclined. what about driving up to a walmart and getting a coffee pot or power tools. some big-name retailers are trying out drive-throughs because they tried it in things like the brew through in north carolina. let me tell you, that had robin giggling this morning. pictures like that. but now there are stores like sears and walmart that are testing out the idea. that's in this morning's "chicago tribune" and that's because they're trying to make it easy on you so if you want to pull up and order your vacuum, maybe you don't want to go in the store and look at all of
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. march was a strong month for u.s. auto sales-- thanks to heavy incentives for buyers. nissan and toyota today announced gains of more than 40%. ford sales were up nearly that much. general motors and honda rose more than 20% each. chrysler was down 8%. wall street closed out the week on a high. the rally followed reports first-time jobless claims fell this week and factory output rose in march at the fastest rate in five years. as a result, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 70 points to close at 10,927. the nasdaq rose four points to close at 2,402. the markets will be closed tomorrow, for good friday. overall pay for corporate executives fell slightly last year. that finding came today in a survey done for "the wall street journal". it said executive compensation has been down two straight years-- the first time that's happened in 20 years. at the same time, "the washington post" reported companies are ignoring federal guidelines and paying more executives in cash. the guidelines are designed to shift the focus of pay to longer-term corporate gains. the confessed killer
's been no official determination of what caused the fireball, it's pretty prominent. >>> toyota told dealers to stop selling one of its luxury suvs for a while. they'll stop making the gx 460s for at least two weeks. toyota is safety testing all suvs of that name, toyota wants to reassure everyone driving the top of the line gx460. the lexus is too dangerous to drive because it may roll over on certain turns. toyota has to sell ten corollas to make the profit of one of these big lexus models. >>> if you're looking for an apartment, right now is a great time to shop. why you have more bargaining power now. >> about one in three of us are renters. and i have special advice for you if you do rent instead of own a home. rent had been a real deal for the last couple years. and occupancies in apartments have been absolutely awful from the standpoint of being an apartment owner. new data that i saw shows that apartment rents are actually starting to rise in a number of markets, even though there are so many vacancies, why? because apartment owners are anticipating that things are getting be
that the american people don't know about what might have brought about the intense scrutiny of toyota that cost them at least zhrrs 16 million fine for their throttle and untold amount of publicity on their throttle and a number of other things. i have the american people come to me and ask me if that intense scrutiny of the regulators on toyota couldn't have something to do with the need of the federal government to see general motors and chrysler succeed perhaps more. i don't have any evidence that would suggest that, but the appearance of impropriety exists, mr. speaker. and the american people don't want to see 1/3 of their private sector activity nationalized and taken over by the federal government. but that's what's happened. 1/3 of the private sector activity swallowed up in those eight entities that i talked about. by the way, tail end, $787 billion in this thing called the economic stimulus plan, of which 6% of americans think actually worked. 94% believe that it didn't help and didn't do any good. now this is a pretty sick scenario. $787 billion in economic stimulus plan. eight huge
, but the associated press is reporting that lexus or toyota is announcing a complete recall of the 2010 model gx 460 suv. this is the one that was tested by consumer reports, and found to have a risk of sliding out and rolling over. "consumer reports" came out with a do not buy warning on this. toyota then said it tested the gx 460s and was able to emulate the result that "consumer reports" found. as a result now, we are hearing from the associated press, we are trying to confirm this ourselves, that lexus gx 460s, the 2010 newly redesigned model, will be recalled. we're going to stay on that. our team is on this story, trying to get you the information that we can. we'll get it to you as soon as we have it. when we come back, one place in america that doesn't want history to repeat itself when it comes to the recession. what are they doing about it? they're going back in time. and we could actually learn something from them. we'll tell you about that when we come back. to stay on top of my game after 50, i switched to a complete multivitamin with more. only one a day men's 50+ advantage... has ging
for clunkers and toyota's pr nightmare helped a bit. mostly it was bankruptcy which lightened their financial burdens like bloated union pensions. a line of well-reviewed vehicles in the pipeline for years is finally catching on with the public. and with the bailout came a massive shakeup in management. >> general motors has undergone a revolution in its top management. because they don't have loyalties to the past they can go in with fresh ideas. >> reporter: when ed whitacre took over he soon fired most of the general managers, replacing them with innovators from places like silicon valley. >> we invite you to take a look at the new gm. >> reporter: and now the star of their new commercials must convert momentum into money. because general motors still owes america $45 billion. that is how much stock we, the taxpayers, now own. but if gm can stay on this path and start making real money the treasury can sell a lot of that stock in the next few years and maybe make most of that money back, and then both presidents bush and obama can take credit for saving hundreds of thousands of jobs at a c
, folks. the toyota crisis is causing a big shift in attitudes about u.s. automakers. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here with that. okay, i'm ready for this. >> now, that's good news for detroit, but even first i'm just going to tell you, this is just in, cnn has just learned that general motors has indeed wider more than $5 billion, $5.4 billion to the u.s. treasury overnight so they are making a payback with interest and ahead of schedule. they have more to pay but that is good news for all of us as taxpayers that we're being paid back but it's good news gm is doing well enough that they can pay us back. >>> for the first time in years, i feel like this is another head-turner. americans say american cars are best. american cars are best. this is a new ap poll just out this morning. slightly more americans said the u.s. makes a better quality car. this is after a long romance with foreign rivals like japanese automobiles. the survey suggests that it is largely because of the big problems that happened at toyota. you know those. and an upsurge in ford's reputation. >>> thousan
. toyota. let's give them something to talk about ♪ >> it is friday which means "morning mix." time to weigh in on stories everyone is talking about from the sour mood facing all politicians to some very public cheating husbands and that new exercise 00 duct pore women. here to mix it up cokie robert, also raquel welch, we had so much fun with you earlier in the week talking about your new book, "raquel: beyond the cleavage" what a title. >> mine would be called "what cleavage?" >> we are definitely ready to mix it up today. >> take them and leave. >> let's start out in cokie's wheelhouse, politics, some really stunning numbers got our attention in "usa today" yesterday. u.s. fumes over politics and showed only 50% of the country believes that president obama deserves re-election. even worse for members of congress, 65% of the public don't think that they deserve re-election. only 28% think they do. this is as angry a mood as i've ever seen. >> all about the economy and so all of these members of congress and the president, although 'not up for re-election luckily for him have to ju
the family and the new sienna on youtube. toyota. it can take so much out o of y. i feel like i hav o wiwind myself up just to get out of bed. then... well... i have to keep winding myself up to deal with theadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, e ck of energy. if depression is taking so much out of you, ask your doctor about pristiq. (announcer) p pristiq is a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants cacan increae suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens anand yoyoung adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. takaking pristiq with nsaid pain relilievers, aspirin or b bloodhinners may increaease beding risk. tell your doctor about all your medications, cluding those for migraine, to avoid a pontntially life-threatening conditn. pristiq may cause or worsen high
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